My cat Lucca the thief

My cat Lucca is a big black cat – half Ragdoll and half backstreet tom. I love him dearly but he’s a compulsive thief with a passion for pens and shiny things. Each week, after my cleaner has been in, I return home to a small pile of recovered swag consisting of pens, earrings and various other glittery objects. I have tried to give him his own shiny things (a broken bracelet and an odd silver earring) but he prefers to steal – perhaps it’s more exciting for him. Lucca is quite observant and only takes things that my husband and I won’t immediately miss. I often wonder if he has a ‘fence’.

Lucca’s favourite vantage point (as pictured) is from the top of the kitchen cupboards where he can survey all comings and goings and seize any opportunity to grab a shiny thing left unattended.

He also takes my slippers (quite large pink fluffy things), carries them downstairs one at a time and puts them in his toybox. I am now forced to wear my flipflops because he doesn’t care for them at all. Needless to say, my feet are cold.

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